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Old 12-27-2012, 07:03 PM   #16
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Love my Super Tenere for two up touring.

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I've gone through a few bikes figuring this out and settled on the S10 FWIW.
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Old 12-27-2012, 07:27 PM   #17
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My wife votes for the Ulysses or Ural. Both are a blast for ADVing. She claims either are more comfortable than any of the Wings we've had.
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Old 12-27-2012, 07:45 PM   #18
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My better half also votes for the Ulysses. After test rides on a vstrom, gs1200, ktm 950, Duc Multistrada(previous model) and a triumph tiger 1050, The Ulysses was the most comftorable bone stock off the lot. It also has a wonderful powerplant, however, it not as dirt worthy as the gs or katoom, but dirt roads and mild offroad pose no serious problems.
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Old 12-27-2012, 07:55 PM   #19
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The GF loves riding the KTM 990 almost as much as the Guzzi Stelvio. Both are long distance mounts that she never complains about. The Stelvio has more room, but the KTM has quite a large seating area for most bikes.

The KTM has a bit more wind noise than any other bike. My other bikes are better at wind management.

We have done our fair share of off roading/camping with the KTM (before the seat re-cover):
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Old 12-28-2012, 12:17 PM   #20
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Aprilia CapoNord....without a question, that is the opinion of my wife/pillion.
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Old 12-28-2012, 12:36 PM   #21
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Ducking at this suggestion but... a 89 to 90 TA is a solid bike, easy to maintain with a bullet proof motor and a number of couples go 2 up on these as this is what my wife and I will do when I finish my build.
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Old 12-28-2012, 05:27 PM   #22
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Tiger 800XC

I had a 2010 GS for a couple of years. Great touring bike. I used it some off road, but I was never hardcore. It was a stretch for me to justify the bike in the first place, and I couldn't afford to damage it by taking it the kinds of places I used to take my XR650. Thought I was done with touring, so I sold the GS and bought and Tiger 800XC so I could take more advantage of the trails and logging roads out my back door. Which I did. Then I had to go on a trip, and I just couldn't imagine driving 3000 miles in a ***king car, so I bought a couple of Jesse cases and we piled 450 pounds of gear and human cargo on the XC and made a 6k-mile road trip out of it. Bike was awesome. Naturally, it lacked the full-on passing grunt of a GS, but the power and handing were entirely acceptable. The seat is the worst I've ever been on, though.

I have since traded the XC on a 1200 Explorer, which better suits my long distance and 2-up aspirations, but I would certainly endorse the XC as a passable tourer and an awesome solo bike.
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Old 01-03-2013, 01:07 PM   #23
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Pacific - How does your wife like the Big Tiger? I too am looking for a decent 2-up tour'ish bike.
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Old 01-03-2013, 03:34 PM   #24
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Pacific - How does your wife like the Big Tiger? I too am looking for a decent 2-up tour'ish bike.
She loves it -- but she's only been on it for a 20-mile ride. I've been riding every chance I get, but she's a fair-weather pillion. She said to me, "I think you found the perfect bike for us!" Of course, she may just be trying to get me to stop buying new bikes.

This one will take us across Canada and back next summer.
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Old 01-03-2013, 04:03 PM   #25
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My wife is 5'10" and about 160lbs, together we are 350 without gear.

The Ulysses was easily the most comfortable for her (great stock seat). If Continental would have released their 17" TKC80 front tire earlier, I would still have it. Awesome road machine for 1 or 2up, and with those knobbies, it'll be comfortable on gravel.

We also rented a Tiger 800 in North Carolina this fall. We only did two days, about 700 miles total. We were both comfortable, plenty of room, and plenty of power. We both loved it.


My Scrambler does the occasional two up job for us currently, but if my bride ever decides she can go more often, I'll be looking hard at the Uly and the Tiger 800.

Good luck!
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Old 01-03-2013, 04:55 PM   #26
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The BMWs all seem to have lower passenger pegs, even the 650, compared to the Triumphs I have owned/ridden. My S10 has been super comfy for my wife and I, though we haven't done anything more than gravel roads yet. If you are doing mostly offroad, the KLR and Sertao are worth looking at.
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Old 01-03-2013, 05:23 PM   #27
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I'm like 180lbs and my wife is ummm, uhhh, maybe 130lbs. We really like the Super Tenere, but she also liked the Multistrada 1200. I would not have taken the Multi12 up the Alpine Tunnel tho.

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Old 01-03-2013, 08:52 PM   #28
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Old 01-04-2013, 04:28 AM   #29
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Small budget: DL650 or XL700V

Big budget: wide variety of alternatives
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Old 01-04-2013, 04:45 AM   #30
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My girlfriend and I did a yamaha demo ride on a super tenure and we both loved it. I wouldn't want to do any offroading though, maybe some dirt and gravel roads at most. Others here surely go farther, but for me that's about it.

What's your budget? Would a second bike be in order? If so you could probably do well to expand your search and have the best of both worlds. Pick your favorite color, there would be tons of options at that point.
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